Sales are starting to go down because of the Berlin Film Festival, so be prepared for on onslaught of press releases. For the most part, these press releases are boilerplate about how happy everyone is to be working with each other, acquiring projects, etc. However, these press releases also tend to include the first synopsis for the film in question. Today, The Exchange announced they had acquired Meg Ryan‘s directorial debut, Ithaca, which will star Ryan, Sam Shepard, Melanie Griffith, and Jack Quaid, with more casting to be announced as the summer start date approaches.
There’s also a release for Jason Lew‘s thriller, The Free World. Cillian Murphy stars as a recently released convict whose freedom is put in jeopardy when he meets a tragic, mysterious woman (Bryce Dallas Howard) with a violent past. Hit the jump for the press releases.